RESIDENTS at a Solihull care home put on their dancing shoes to raise funds for charity.
Blossomfield Grange’s first-ever summer festival – Blossfest – saw a hive of activity as it welcomed the local community to eat and dance their way into the summer in aid of Age UK Solihull.
Guests enjoyed street food from countries around the world, which were prepared by the Worcester Way home’s head chef and food sellers.
From fish and chips to curries and nachos, there was something to tickle everyone’s taste buds – including a summer Pimms, which guests enjoyed in the home’s picnic area.
Alongside their food of choice, guests danced and sang along to live entertainment from local Solihull performers, Andante and Ruby Ann, who performed a mixture of folk and classic pop songs from the 60s and 70s.
The festival event raised £154 for Age UK, and was added to the home’s existing fundraising pot, which currently stands at £686, not far off the home’s annual target of £1,000.
Rebecca Jacob, digital marketing and fundraising manager at Age UK Solihull, said: “We are so grateful to the team at Blossomfield Grange for putting on another two successful events, and to everyone who joined in and helped raise such a fantastic amount for Age UK Solihull.
“As a local charity, every penny means so much to us and it’s fantastic that Blossomfield Grange are on track to reach their target of £1,000 in 2023, which is our 40th anniversary year.”
The festival came as Blossomfield Grange celebrated Care Home Open Week, a national initiative that encourages care homes to open their doors and showcase what life in a care home is really like.
Jo Hopkins, director of community relations at Blossomfield Grange, said: “We were delighted to welcome the local community to our summer festival where we had a fun-filled afternoon, with a host of exciting family-friendly activities for everyone to enjoy.
“Here at Blossomfield Grange, we are always looking for new and exciting ways to support residents to lead fulfilling lives – and what better way to do that than to host our very own summer festival.”